Delalot, Eliane: Les Dionysiaques

Straw color with a refined effervescence and soft mousse in the glass. Soft and seductive nose of vine peach, mild yeasts, pear, honeysuckle, starfruit, mirabel plum, almond and cherry blossom, rye bread, a dot of mango and a light medicinal overtone. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy. You get a sweet attack of persimmon followed by ripe Cox orange apple, vine peach, mirabel and melon together with a soft but dark minerality. I miss depth on the mid palate and makes it a bit flat. The long finish makes up for it with lots of bitter zesty accents and fenugreek warmth. Don’t drink this too fresh. An interesting acquaintance with this new organic (vitalistic) champagne grower: Jerome Lefêvre.

Rating: 82 points